Blast in Kabul-bound bus kills 7
11 September, 2013
GHAZNI: A roadside bomb ripped through a passenger bus, killing seven civilians and wounding more than a dozen others in southern Afghanistan on Tuesday, officials said.
Three children and one woman were among the dead, police said.
The bus was driving from the main southern city of Kandahar to the Afghan capital Kabul when it hit the bomb in Muqur district of Ghazni province, a flashpoint in a 12-year Taliban insurgency.
"Seven civilians, including three children and one woman, were killed and 17 wounded," Assadullah Safi, deputy provincial police chief, told AFP.
Baz Mohammad Emat, the director of Ghazni central hospital, said that some of the wounded people were in a critical condition.